i had this app as a joke with my friends but my mother added herself and i in a group individually. she then proceeded to pay for an upgrade which includes naming every single place i go to so she can receive a notification for every time i arrive/leave every location. she also receives notifications that my phone is about to die, so she will call me and let me know my phone is about to die. she also calls me and asks me why i left the house. my mom has become OBSESSED with the fact that she can track my location. she gets a notification every time i arrive/leave, my top speed, if i used my phone while driving, all kinds of things with the premium. PARENTS, your children know how to turn there location off and make it look like they’re somewhere else, they know if they just leave there phone at a friends then their parents will think they’re there when really they’re sneaking out, and this causes a rebellious adolescent. please THINK about your relationship with your child, build your trust and if you must use find my iphone. i haven’t talked to my mom about anything because i’m only yelled at because of this app. do not use.
I am almost 20. Majority A’s as a science major at a great college. Very much an adult and responsible in taking care of myself and my safety. I do not concern myself with activities that will get me in trouble nor do I ever feel the need to lie about my whereabouts.
I understand this app may assist greatly in protecting younger teens, children, and new drivers, but it should not be forced upon 18+ sons and daughters by toxic parenting. This does not in any means contribute to specifically my safety considering how some parents heavily misuse this app.
Suggestions: maybe tone down the ridiculously specific features as I would love not having my mother text and call me for having my wifi off for 15 minutes... and past locations all saved. And perhaps permanent bubbles for ADULTS minus situations of genuine emergency detected by app. Bubbles are meaningless to parents that misuse the feature and intentionally pop.
My review will remain unchanged until the app is changed to protect those like me from invasion of privacy by excessively obsessive parents. Would love to hear back on improvements.
I’m completely aware that the purpose of this app is safety and I (16) have it with my family and friends. It helps me know when my parents are coming home from work or if my friend is at the mall yet etc… however parents don’t respect privacy or boundaries, and although teens shouldn’t be sneaking out, we will and if the only way to do that without notifying our parents is by leaving our phones at home some of us will (my sister). Adding a feature where you can pause your location without a notification being sent out would be really great because if something bad happened while we were out we could just unpause it or just leave it unpaused depending on the situation. But if something were to happen and someone needs to call for help life 360 could be the reason they don’t have a phone. If you really want this app to do what it’s meant to, you need to make all members in equal control. (I appreciate the ceo of life 360 for even bothering to care about the opinions of teens because usually no one does).
Do you know how many kids get in trouble for using the bubble mode? No of course you don’t. I know several if they get caught using it they are in trouble. I am tracked even on my own phone I paid for while I am even going to college. It’s pathetic. And the horrible mental health this app has caused on so many teens. I know what you say you’re app is all about but you have to sit and think how many bad parents that there is out in the world. Just bc you use this for good doesn’t mean everyone else does. Also in regards to this app I WILL NEVER RECOMMEND OR TELL ANYONE ABOUT IT. I will definitely not be using it for my kids. It made me have a very bad relationship with my parents and caused so many problems. So much so that I know kids who have been grounded for going one mile above speed limit. Worst app. This world is too cruel for this app. No need to reply about why you made it and all the other stuff you always say because at this point it does nothing to help.
I’ve had this app for a few years and usually worked really well but recently, like in the last 6 months it doesn’t work very well specifically for my daughters phone. Once she arrives home, the app doesn’t refresh her and shows her as offline, which I know she’s not because I’m there with her. Same happens when she arrives at work. However, find my iPhone locates her. Of close there isn’t any customer service to help trouble shoot so I think it’s time to end my membership. I just wish it worked as well as it used to when I first got the app. Super frustrating
We didn’t know at the time but my mother has dementia. She thought she was driving to work one day in March 2021 in Georgia.She ended up driving through Tennessee almost to the Kentucky border. Through the app I was able to trace her down and have local law enforcement pull her over. They said had she gone a few more miles she would’ve ended up in the woods of Kentucky where there’s no cell reception so once her phone died and she ran out of gas we may not have found her. I’m so grateful for this app!
“So-and-so only has %% of battery life left so tell them to charge their phone”- no, how about you send that message to THEM so they know to do it themselves? If you can send ME the message you can send it to THEM too! Give me a reminder to charge my phone when it’s dying, and tell them when to do theirs! Only sending me the message doesn’t remind them at the moment they need it! I might not have checked the message in time to tell them!
I have had this app for roughly 5 years. Have been paying for it for 3. The last couple months, when I click on my kids location, they are usually not found. It will up date on its own when not using it but then it will be out of date when I look at it later by 20 min to hours. Then not found when I click on them. With a teenage daughter and a diabetic son, it would be useful to know at any given time where they are.
This app is also for adult children who have senior parents and it usually works great. Unfortunately, the app has been very “buggy” lately. I can no longer send my parents a message, like their check-in locations, or even access their group. My dad is the admin and I’m just a member (no admin rights) in their group. He’s trying to figure it so I get back to seeing their drives and liking their locations.
Life 360 is absolutely amazing and i love it! But i have a even greater idea… Stories! Just think of it you’ll attract more users to the app, people will use the app three times as much and if we have stories we can see what our friends are doing! (Stories are short posts that show people what your doing and can ask questions for when you get bored）I just think its an awesome idea and u should add that!😊